World Bank Helps Boost Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangladeshi Capital

The World Bank’s International Development Association earmarked USD149 million to improve water supply and sanitation in Dhaka. The project aims to rehabilitate and expand the city’s sewerage network and treatment plants, install storm water pumping stations, and repair canals in Bangladesh’s capital city. “Poor water supply, sanitation, and drainage services hurt the poorest citizens the most,” World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh Xian Zhu said. “Households in slum areas tend to rely on more costly alternative sources and alternative providers which often pose quality issues.” (“World Bank Supports Bangladesh in Improving Water and Sanitation Services in Dhaka City” - World Bank, Dec. 2, 2008)

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